TYPE OF RIFLE:: Swiss M1878 Rifle
CALIBER: 41 Caliber Rimfire
DATE: None seen
MATCHING PARTS: Barrel, receiver, butt plate and trigger guard (Bolt not numbered).
IMPORT MARKED: none seen
METAL FINISH: 50%
WOOD CONDITION: fine with lots of stock markings and some handling dings and dents
BORE CONDITION: Shiny with strong rifling.
This is a Swiss Vetterli M1878 long rifle. The rifle shot a 41 Swiss Rimfire cartridge which is obsolete and extremely difficult to find. This rifle is in nice shape. The rifle's receiver, barrel, butt plate and trigger guard all match. The bolt is not numbered. The stock markings are all very crisp and sharp. There are some "ding" marks on the top front left side of the receiver. It is unknown what caused the dings. The loading gate pops up without a problem. The bore is strong but a little dark. We could not get pics of the bore. It was difficult to get light down the barrel. This weapon is an antique so no FFL or C&R is required to purchase.